Opening hours

Main Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm*
Sunday 1.30 pm to 5 pm*

* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday

Petherick Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm*
Sunday 1.30 pm to 5 pm*

* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday and no access to special collection material on Sunday

Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm*
Sunday Closed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian, Maps, Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Rooms

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery

Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Bookshop

Monday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

bookplate café

Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 6 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

paperplate café

Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 3 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 3 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Public holiday opening hours

The Library building is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Other public holiday opening times are outlined below:

Reading rooms

The reading rooms are closed on all public holidays.

Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery

The galleries are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. On all other public holidays the galleries are open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Bookshop

The Bookshop is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. On all other public holidays the Bookshop is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

bookplate café

The bookplate café is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On all other public holidays the bookplate café is open from 10 am to 3 pm.

paperplate café

The paperplate café is closed on all public holidays.

2014 Public holidays

  • Monday 29 September - Family & Community Day
  • Monday 6 October - Labour Day
  • Thursday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Friday 26 December - Boxing Day